|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
The rendering of a Hebrew word meaning sweeper, occurs only in Isaiah 14:23, of the sweeping away, the utter ruin, of Babylon.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A brush of twigs for sweeping; a broom; anything which sweeps away or destroys.
2. (v. t.) To sweep, as with a besom.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
be'-zum: Occurs only once in Scripture: "I will sweep it with the besom of destruction" (Isaiah 14:23). Refers to what was in store for Babylon. The Hebrew word maT'ate', rendered "besom," is close of kin to the one (ti'te'thiha) rendered "sweep." In early English "besom" was synonymous with "broom," and is still so used in some parts of England.
Besom (1 Occurrence)
Isaiah 14:23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)